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Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists

By Fiona Harvey

20 Mar 2022 · 2 min read

Startling heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles are causing alarm among climate scientists, who have warned the “unprecedented” events could signal faster and abrupt climate breakdown.

Temperatures in Antarctica reached record levels at the weekend, an astonishing 40C above normal in places.

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